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[04/17/13 - 08:46 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Stand-Up Series "The Half Hour" Is Back for a Second Season Premiering Friday, May 3 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 A.M. ET/PT
For the first time on Comedy Central, the premiere airing of the episodes will feature extended versions and run with limited commercial interruption.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL'S(R) STAND-UP SERIES "THE HALF HOUR" IS BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON PREMIERING FRIDAY, MAY 3 AT MIDNIGHT ET/PT AND 12:30 A.M. ET/PT

Dan Soder and Nikki Glaser Star in Back-To-Back Premiere Episodes

"The Half Hour" Highlight Preview Episode "Must CC: The Half Hour 2013" Available on iTunes Now; Episodes Available Day after Air in SD and HD on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Samsung Media Hub and Vudu

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 - The second season of "The Half Hour" is here! COMEDY CENTRAL continues to shine a spotlight on some of the best and brightest in comedy today in this stand-up series, premiering Friday, May 3 at Midnight ET/PT and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT with specials from Dan Soder and Nikki Glaser. "The Half Hour" highlight preview episode, "Must CC: The Half Hour 2013," airs Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am ET/PT to close out Stand-Up Month on COMEDY CENTRAL.

"The Half Hour" features some of comedy's hottest names, many in their first solo COMEDY CENTRAL specials. Airing Fridays at Midnight and 12:30 a.m., this season of "The Half Hour" presents sets from comedians Cristela Alonzo, Joe DeRosa, Nikki Glaser, Erik Griffin, Andy Haynes, Lil Rel Howery, Ben Kronberg, Mike Lawrence, Gabe Liedman, Jared Logan, Sean O'Connor, Sean Patton, Jonah Ray, Dan Soder, Brody Stevens, Dan St. Germain and Baron Vaughn. For the first time on COMEDY CENTRAL, the premiere airing of the episodes will feature extended versions and run with limited commercial interruption.

"The Half Hour" highlight preview episode, "Must CC: The Half Hour," is now available on iTunes. Full episodes of "The Half Hour" will be made available the day after air in SD and HD on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Samsung Media Hub and Vudu. Leading up to the season premiere, "The Half Hour" Web site will feature preview clips and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews.

In advance of the second season of "The Half Hour," CC Studios premiered the new digital series "Push and Believe" with host Brody Stevens on April 15. In the premiere season Stevens interviews and motivates his fellow comedians as they prepare to shoot their episodes of "The Half Hour," spreading his legendary positive energy along the way.

"The Half Hour" is produced by Triage Entertainment. John Bravakis, Stephen Kroopnick and Stu Schreiberg served as Executive Producers, and Joe DeMaio served as Director. JoAnn Grigioni is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL is the premier brand for the biggest names in stand-up and the most promising new talent. Recent COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up original one-hour specials include "Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula," "D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List," and "Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff." The network is also home to the original stand-up series "Mash Up," "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" and "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution." For preview clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content, visit www.cc.com/stand-up, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Facebook page, and follow COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up on Twitter @ccstandup.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).





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[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
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[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
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